When you say more people, how many more people do we need?

There is not a specific number of people needed. However, more people and housing are necessary for new commercial development and amenities to be supported.  This will be driven by the market on a development-by-development basis.  Accounting for annexation, the City’s population has only grown 1.4% from 2015-2019 (City’s Workforce and Targeted Industry Study).

The most important thing is to continue to grow and attract new residents by providing options for downsizing and pathways to homeownership for the younger generations.  


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1. Why do we need to redevelop/reinvest?
2. What does Community Reinvestment mean?
3. What does redevelopment mean?
4. Why can't we annex more land to grow the city?
5. I don't want apartments in Sugar Land. What other types of housing will be allowed with this redevelopment plan?
6. What are Regional Activity Centers (RAC)?
7. If we develop regional activity centers, how will the City ensure business occupancy rates stay up?
8. When you say more people, how many more people do we need?
9. What is the City doing to ensure infrastructure can support any new developments?
10. What is the Land Use Plan?
11. What is mixed-use zoning and what does the Land Use Plan say about it?
12. Is there public support for mixed-use zoning?
13. Why are we going through an update of the development code?
14. Are you looking to change the entire development code?
15. How many activity centers are there and where are they located?
16. What does the mixed-use zoning code aim to do?
17. How long will this process take?
18. We have rules for a reason. Why do these need to be changed now?
19. How large are activity centers compared to the rest of Sugar Land?